Category Archives: Writing

Displaced Poet

Originally posted on Pitching Pennies Poetry:
for Joseph Brodsky who said: “The dolce vita is chocolate and champagne.” He bought bread in the little shop on the corner, had it wrapped mostly for the mystery and the precious paper, a…

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Perseverance

Unshakable Hope What to do with “Wishing Wednesdays”? After four years, the serialized episodes of my fantasy novel The Wishing Map have reached an end. (If you’ve never read it, or would like to read it again, click here.) And … Continue reading

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Journaling for Life

Part Two: How to Write a Life Journal for Present You and Future You (including suggestions on how to use fewer words than this subtitle does) I argued in Part One that the future benefits of journaling are at least … Continue reading

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Castles in the Air

Which type are you? P.S. That’s a photo (not a painting) of a real hot air balloon created by a renowned European craftsman. He dreamed it and built it! “The one thing that you have that nobody else has is you. Your voice, … Continue reading

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Journaling for Life

Part One: Why Keep a Life Journal? “In the diary you find proof that in situations which today would seem unbearable, you lived… We may be wiser because we are able to look back upon our former condition.” ~Franz Kafka … Continue reading

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A Satisfied Cat

It’s hoodie weather. Finally! (I’m a t-shirt guy, but a t-shirt without a hoodie is like tights without a cape, right?)  Anyway, as I sat hoodied and warm in my armchair this morning, an afghan draped across my legs (knitted, … Continue reading

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A Note to My Virtuous Friends

“To do good is noble, but to teach others to do good is nobler…and much less trouble.” ~Mark Twain Many of us who are writers and teachers hope, I suspect, to affirm our own nobility by telling others how to … Continue reading

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